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I found out yesterday when i jacked my car up that my spring was in three peices ineed to no how put a new spring in eg what to take off undo ect
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
first you can loosen the top strut nuts, they are accesses from the boot and the bolt tops may have an allen key top you can use to stop the piston spinning, then you will need to jack up back of car, one side at a time, unbolt bottom of existing shocks, place new ones inplace but bolt tops in first, if they dont fit as too long to get into the bottom bolt holes, try jacking the car as high as possible and get a friend to slowly but firmly push down on the rear wheel, (btw you do this with the wheels on, just as easy as off) and with that extra clearance you should get em in.. or there are spring compressors but I doubt they will be needed, or even possible on "in car mounted" springs.. goodluck, there are also several articles on vwwatercooled.org.au, checkit!! :) Chas
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
the job is extremely hard unless you have all the tools and a hydraulic lift like all mechanic shops. the insulator should work. the springs do need removal to install the insulator kit. Find a good mechanic.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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